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Property Tax Breaks For Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County Residents

 

The City of Belleville is offering a property tax credit for recipients of Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and/or low-income seniors who own their home.  Application may be made to the City for a $200 credit towards the September property tax installment. Applications are available at City Hall, the local Ministry of Community and Social Services Office or at our clinic's Belleville office.

This is a program which started in 2006, and the deadline is usually August 30.  The City may extend this deadline if you ask in writing when you submit your application.

This is an annual program, so watch for applications to become available each year and be sure to submit your request before the end of August in each year.

 

The Municipality of Quinte West also has a program offering a $200 property tax deferral to seniors, low income or disabled residents.  

 

Prince Edward County also has a similar program to defer tax increases for low income property owners. You must apply by September 30 each year.  (All deferred taxes must be paid in full upon the sale of the property or any registered change in title.)

Contact your municipality to see if they have similar programs available.

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Belleville Residents:  You can download the application forms for both programs from the property tax credit programs page of the City of Belleville website.  Click on the appropriate application form links.  ODSP recipients should select "ODSP Property Tax Credit Application" from the list. If you are a low-income senior, select "Low Income Senior Property Tax Credit Application."   For more information on either program, you can call the City of Belleville's Taxation Department at 613-967-3243.

 

Municipality of Quinte West Residents:  You need to pick up the application form at the Municipality office, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton.  Call 613-392-2841 for more info.

 

Prince Edward County Residents:  Visit the County's website to download their application form (same form for ODSP recipients or seniors).  Scroll down to "Tax Deferral for Low Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities" section and click on "Click here for eligibility criteria and Tax Deferral Application Form."  For more information, contact the Prince Edward County tax department at 613-476-2148.

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To learn more about property tax relief for seniors/disabled or residences built or modified to accommodate seniors or persons with disabilities, visit this page (chapter 5) of the Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario (scroll down to "Senior and/or Disabled Property Tax Relief").

 

  

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